Train from Rome to Naples
Travel from the heart of the ancient Roman empire to the city with some of the best-preserved ancient Roman artifacts. Take the train from Rome to Naples
Spending time in Rome allows you to see the ruins of what was once the heart of the enormous ancient Roman empire. But some of the best Roman ruins aren't in Rome at all, but in Naples and Pompeii to the south. Luckily, Naples is day trip distance from Rome, thanks to the high-speed trains in Italy.
Once in Naples, it's a 38-minute trip on the Circumvesuviana train line to see the excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum for yourself, but don't miss a visit to Naples' fantastic National Archaeological Museum, too, to see many of the original statues, frescoes, and mosaics recovered from each site.
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Trains from Rome to Naples
The train trip from Rome to Naples on Trenitalia's Alta Velocità (AV) trains takes as little as 1 hour 10 minutes, making this a perfectly acceptable day trip. Trains leave Roma Termini station for Napoli Centrale up to five times per hour during the busiest parts of the weekday, for a total of 78 trains each day making this journey. The first leaves Rome at 6:26 a.m., the last at 8:40 p.m.
There are some slower trains on this route, too, making the trip from Rome to Naples take from 2 to 3.5 hours, so pay attention to the transit time (and not just price) when you're booking your tickets.
Italo trains leave from Roma Tiburtina station for Napoli Centrale 15 times per day, and from Roma Termini six times per day. From Tiburtina, the journey is about 1.5 hours, and from Termini it's about 1 hour 10 minutes.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Rome to Naples
Most of the trains from Rome to Naples are direct, and there aren't even any stops en route for many of the options. Some trips do require a change, however, at various train stations in the area, so look carefully when you're booking to be sure what kind of ticket you have.
Amenities on Trains from Rome to Naples
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars all come with air conditioning and power outlets in the seats for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars (1st-class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper), and a cafe car that's available to all passengers.
Rome and Naples Train Stations
Roma Termini is the city's largest station, and also a major transportation hub within Rome. Many bus lines stop right outside the station, and there is a Metro (subway) station inside Termini, too.
Roma Tiburtina is also connected to the city's Metro, and is also served by a number of city buses.
Napoli Centrale is Naples' biggest station, and it's on Piazza Garibaldi which is a main hub for city and regional buses. There's also a Metro (subway) station connected to Centrale called Napoli Piazza Garibaldi. The area around the station is decidedly unappealing, so it's a good idea to know where you're going when you walk out of the station itself—whether that's a specific bus line or the taxi queue.